Happy 4th anniversary to Matt and Caitlin Montgomery!

They celebrate their anniversary Wednesday, January 20.

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Happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Chris Evans of Venice, Fla.

She celebrates her birthday Friday, January 15.

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Happy birthday to The Register’s own Janie Allen.

Janie celebrates her birthday Friday, January 15.

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Happy birthday to Laura Harris, Adam Johnson, Austin Johnson, Emily Cudd Harwell, Mildred Urbina, Leon Stejskal, Mike Horoho, Dolores McQuerrey, Zachary Stanton, Steve Kaiser, Danny Johnson, Michele Schaub, Zack Harris II, Connie Sue Skinner, Luann Harris, Bill Cummings Jr., Scott Banks, Gus Mathis, Christina Trumbo, Karen Clay, Kassandra Prier, Roy Donald Howard, Megan Murray-Konrade, Mike Berrey, Gustavo Chacon, Patricia Murphy, Daniel Shea, Daniel Estrada, Helen D. Genz and Rita Giroux. 

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Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet?

Now that we’re a few days into 2021, it’s time to put them into action!

Most people make the usual resolutions to eat a healthy diet, stop smoking, exercise more and save more.

Whatever yours are, try to stick with them. I’ve been  told that it only takes 90 days to make a change in your life!

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Make plans now to join the Purcell Public Library via Zoom for a Virtual Book Program from 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9.

The February discussion will be held on the book Educated by Tara Westover.

This is a virtual program and registration with an email address is required. A confirmation email will be sent with a link to join the program via Zoom.

Copies of the book can be picked up at the Purcell Public Library.

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The Purcell Public Library and the Pioneer Library System invites readers to take part in its initiative “A Healthier You” to get 2021 off to a positive start. 

The initiative runs through the end of April and features health-related activities that customers can engage in on their own schedules. It looks into both physical and mental health through a variety of activities. 

After signing up, participants can access the themes and individual activities for each month. They can earn a virtual badge by completing at least seven of each month’s activities. 

In addition, librarians have put together book lists to accompany the initiative’s activities. These feature topics like meal planning, exercise, mindfulness, financial health and other aspects of daily life.   

Find out more about these services and the “A Healthier You” initiative through the PLS web site, www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org.

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Try this recipe on a cold winter night.

Paula Deen

Crockpot Potato Soup

30 oz. bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (frozen southern style)

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

2 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz. each)

1 can cream of chicken soup

8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

Shredded cheese

Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker except for the cream cheese and shredded cheese. Mix well.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined.

Garnish with cheese and any of your other favorite toppings.

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